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Old 12-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #31
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Chrome Plated

Another option would be quality chrome plated hardware.

almost as good as stainless, but it has to be good plating. Otherwise wont hold up well in the long run.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #32
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I know the bikes from the UK have problems with salty air.
Lots of UK bikes have been exported to Holland a few years ago.
When customers came to a bike shop I worked at the time I only needed to lift the seat to see it was a bike from the UK.
Rust all over the place......

Can imagine you don't want the rusted bolts on the bike. But when you have to do maintenance on lots of those bikes all the time you will start to hate the stainless bolts.

I have a few on my bike.But not in places that might need to come off for repair's or maintenance.Or need to be a certain strength like the subframe bolts...
The stainless bolts are SO SOFT that when tightened a few times the heads are out of shape.(even when using good tools)

I Used my R80 for more than 400,000 km all year round lots of km's in snow and salt. But I have no rusting original bolts because of a regular spray of WD40.

A layer of fat(grease) doesn't matter as long as it's not on your wife
We use ACF50 on hardware/surfaces on airliners - it's good stuff. WD40 has been outclassed by many products.

I have to agree with what Prutser is saying in this posting when he shows the downsides of stainless hardware. This has been dealt with in many previous threads and it scares me when people start suggesting that stainless is the way to go. Good for some applications but not for critical areas. For those who have the knowledge, they can make the correct decision as to where to use stainless bolts/nuts. For those with limited mechanical experience - of which many are showing up on this forum recently - they might possibly make a wrong decision and by substituting a lower strength fastener, suddenly create an unsafe situation in an attempt to pretty things up. I personally will not use stainless fasteners on my machine - what it came with is still doing good service and looks great.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:49 PM   #33
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...so there
Yeah!!

You'll notice it's the guys from California who say there's nothing wrong with standard nuts and bolts. I'd like to see their bikes after 4 months of riding through this

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Old 12-07-2012, 03:14 PM   #34
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We have those kinds of conditions up here in Canada - actually Vancouver has much the same conditions as England from what I remember. Do you not park your machine in those marginal riding months?
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:20 PM   #35
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We have those kinds of conditions up here in Canada - actually Vancouver has much the same conditions as England from what I remember. Do you not park your machine in those marginal riding months?
I don't stop riding. Used to ride 10000 km's in the winter time each year.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:44 PM   #36
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We have those kinds of conditions up here in Canada - actually Vancouver has much the same conditions as England from what I remember. Do you not park your machine in those marginal riding months?
I give up when the wheels start to slip but theres plenty of people ride in weather like this. It has it's own beauty.

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Old 12-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #37
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Oh I used to ride in it too back when I was 25 and living on the west coast of Vancouver Island - lots of fun in 6 " of snow (this is no lie). Then I realized that maybe getting a car was a better way of staying alive.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:00 AM   #38
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If we didn't ride in the marginal months, we wouldn't ride at all
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #39
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I remember back in the early 70s when the use of replacement stainless steel fasteners began to take off here in the UK. The scare mongering stories then suggested that replacing wheel spindles with stainless was potentially fatal. To this day I can't recall ever hearing of an SS wheel spindle snapping. And as for SS fasteners being softer than the original stuff and distorting, what sort of SS is being used here? Monkey metal? I just have to agree again with Rob here, as just about everyone who rides bikes here in the UK goes the SS route. No scare stories. Just swap them over.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #40
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I'm all for stainless as iv said but there is poor quality out there that I wouldn't
use for anything more than engine covers, holding regulators on and the likes

The poor stuff can be bought on eBay, 560 pieces for twenty quid, I could see
how that would distort and most definitely snap if used on any load bearing
applications, plus they make most of the 560 up by giving two nuts per bolt,
nylock and non locking, sneaky

It cost me about four hundred for the stainless fixings on my /7 from shaw
stainless but it was money well spent, it's holding my wheels and subframe
on so I obviously trust it with my life, his rear brake rods are the best thing
ever

If you buy very good quality from a reputable supplier I don't see a problem,
just my opinion though

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